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While consumers sacrificed slumber on Black Friday to bargain-hunt for hyper-discounted gadgetry and miscellaneous product-schtuffs, Super Neat Beer Adventure, Yes!! visited Long Ireland Beer Company for the release of Black Friday Imperial Stout, an 8.5% ABV imperial stout comprised of six malts and Magnum and Williamette hops.


Created during the last week of September, and Long Ireland Beer Company’s “biggest brewing session” thus far, according to co-owner Greg Martin, Black Friday Imperial Stout is the Riverhead-based brewery’s first release via bottle.

The 750ml vessels, processed entirely in-house and totaling “around 1.500,” are available in the brewery’s tasting room.


According to Martin, there are plans to bottle a new beer “about every three months.”

“Everything went real smooth with Black Friday, so we definitely want to keep bottling on a regular basis,” said Martin.

Long Ireland Beer Company’s next bottle release will be Double IPA.

SUPER NEAT FACTOID: Paul Dlugokencky, owner of Blind Bat Brewery, designed the label for Black Friday Imperial Stout.

niko krommydas

Niko Krommydas has written for Tasting Table, BeerAdvocate, Munchies, and First We Feast. He is editor of Craft Beer New York, an app for the iPhone, and a columnist for Yankee Brew News. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.